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Stories with organization: Georgia State General Assembly
  • Clarification: Michael's Law story 
    Updated: May-18-15 3:34 pm

    ATLANTA - In a story May 17, The Associated Press reported that a new Georgia law prevents anyone younger than 21 from entering a bar, defined as a business with more than 75 percent of its revenue from sales of alcohol to be consumed at that location. The story should have specified that the law allows people younger than 21 in a bar if accompanied by a parent, guardian or spouse older than 21 or to attend a live concert requiring a paid ticket.

  • Gov. Deal releases list of 11 bills he vetoed 
    Updated: May-12-15 6:30 pm

    ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal has released a list of 11 bills that he vetoed.

  • Motorcycle crash kills former Georgia lawmaker Joey Brush 
    Updated: May-08-15 7:07 am

    APPLING, Georgia - Authorities say a motorcycle crash outside Augusta has killed a former Georgia lawmaker who served at the state Capitol for more than a decade.

  • Georgia governor signs 'Todd Gurley bill' into law 
    Updated: May-07-15 9:48 pm

    ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed into law what's been dubbed the "Todd Gurley bill" - making it a crime punishable by up to a year in prison to entice student athletes to break NCAA rules for money.

  • Georgia budget allows state to seek Medicaid changes 
    Updated: May-07-15 8:02 pm

    ATLANTA - The top executive at Georgia's largest safety-net hospital said Thursday he is pleased to see signs that state officials could seek federal approval to make changes to its Medicaid program.

  • Deal signs watered-down craft breweries bill 
    Updated: May-06-15 3:13 pm

    ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a watered-down bill allowing craft breweries to let customers take home as much as 72 ounces of beer, or the equivalent of a six-pack, but only as a "souvenir."

  • Gov. Deal signs bills regulating ride-hailing in Georgia 
    Updated: May-06-15 2:22 pm

    ATLANTA - Ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft, which connect riders with drivers by means of a smartphone app, will soon have to comply with some Georgia regulations under legislation signed Wednesday by Gov. Nathan Deal.

  • Gov. Deal signs child welfare reform into law 
    Updated: May-05-15 3:53 pm

    ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday signed into law a bill aimed at streamlining Georgia's child welfare system to make it more efficient and effective.

  • Deal signs bills cracking down on child sex trafficking 
    Updated: May-05-15 1:40 pm

    ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal signed two measures Tuesday aimed at cracking down on the sexual exploitation of children by levying an annual $5,000 fee on strip clubs and fining pimps and other sex traffickers $2,500 to finance a fund to help kids forced into prostitution.

  • Gov. Deal signs bill making fireworks sales legal in Georgia 
    Updated: May-05-15 1:22 pm

    ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill Tuesday legalizing the sale of fireworks in Georgia.

  • Legislators dub 2015 General Assembly 'year of the child' 
    Updated: May-03-15 12:08 pm

    ATLANTA - A bill that would levy an annual $5,000 on strip clubs and fine pimps $2,500 to set up a fund for sexually exploited children is scheduled to be signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Nathan Deal, topping off what some legislators are calling the "year of the child" in the 2015 General Assembly.

  • Gov. Deal signs duel enrollment bills to boost workforce 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 1:56 pm

    ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal signed two bills into law Thursday that remove barriers to dual enrollment participation both for students with dim hopes or plans of attending college and also for high school youngsters who want to earn college credits before being handed their diplomas.

  • Gov. Deal signs autism insurance bill for kids 
    Updated: Apr-29-15 4:25 pm

    ATLANTA - Many parents who have struggled to get medical help for their autistic children will now qualify for insurance coverage under a new law signed Wednesday by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal.